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MA POPES ISLAND JANE DOE: WF, 30-45, found in the harbor at New Bedford, MA - 30 October 1996 *GRAPHIC*

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  1. Akoya

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    The victim was found floating off of Popes Island Marina in New Bedford.

    Her body was found wrapped in two green garbage bags and a white and teal wool blanket, the kind common to fishing boats. She was found by a maintenance worker at the Popes Island Marina.

    She was found at the marina within 24 hours of being dumped in the water and within 48 hours of being killed.

    Investigators believe the body might have been dumped in the water elsewhere, and that the current eventually pushed it to the dock.

    Copies of the woman's fingerprints was sent to the FBI and Interpol.

    She probably never had children. And there is no evidence of drug use. There was no sign of sexual assault.

    Investigators think things like the Belarusian ring, the unshaved legs, the poor dental work point to an immigrant from eastern Europe. The fact that checks of visas and immigration records of fingerprints and photos have turned up empty could mean an illegal immigrant.

    She is known as "Popes Island Jane Doe."

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  2. Akoya

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    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/7253

    Case Information
    Status Unidentified
    Case number 1996-3152
    Date found October 30, 1996 08:45
    Date created June 09, 2010 07:28
    Date last modified May 11, 2016 10:52
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed May 10, 2011 09:27

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
    Phone 617-267-6767 ext 187
    Case Manager
    Name James Pokines
    Phone 617 267 6767 x176

    Exclusions
    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
    First Name Last Name Year of Birth State LKA
    Debra Cressotti 1955 Massachusetts
    Tiffany Sessions 1968 Florida
    Tiffany Sessions 1968 Florida
    Nadine Timm 1935 Illinois
    Robin Veudreuil 1963 Massachusetts
    Colleen Voitik McHugh 1963 Illinois
     
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  3. Akoya

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    https://identifyus.org/en/cases/7253

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    ME/C Case Number: 1996-3152
    Bristol County, Massachusetts
    30 to 45 year old White Female

    Case Report - NamUs UP # 7253
    Case Information

    Status Unidentified
    Case number 1996-3152
    Date found October 30, 1996 08:45
    Date created June 09, 2010 07:28
    Date last modified May 11, 2016 10:52
    Investigating agency
    date QA reviewed May 10, 2011 09:27

    Local Contact (ME/C or Other)
    Agency Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
    Phone 617-267-6767 ext 187
    Case Manager
    Name James Pokines
    Phone 617 267 6767 x176

    Demographics
    Estimated age Adult - Pre 50
    Minimum age 30 years
    Maximum age 45 years
    Race White
    Ethnicity Other
    Sex Female
    Weight (pounds) 127, Estimated
    Height (inches) 61, Measured
    Body Parts Inventory (Check all that apply)
    All parts recovered
    Body conditions
    Recognizable face
    Probable year of death 1996 to 1996
    Estimated postmortem interval 2 Days

    Circumstances
    Location Found
    GPS coordinates
    Address 1 near Popes Island Marina
    Address 2
    City New Bedford
    State Massachusetts
    Zip code
    County Bristol
    Circumstances
    found floating in harbor waters near Popes Island Marina

    Physical
    Hair color Brown
    Head hair
    dyed strawberry blonde
    Body hair
    unshaven armpits and legs
    Facial hair

    Left eye color Brown
    Right eye color Brown

    Piercings
    ears
    Finger and toe nails
    painted toenails

    Fingerprints
    Status: Fingerprint information is available elsewhere

    Clothing on body
    -mustard colored long-sleeve turtleneck, size medium, made by Licorice
    -white pullover sweater with multicolored rectangular designs, size medium, brand name Oakbrook
    -blue Levi's 521 jeans
    -pantyhose
    -underwear
    -cotton socks
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    Clothing with body

    Footwear
    -black ankle High Lites high tie boots with chunky style heels
    Jewelry
    -gold ring with emerald stone on left ring finger, possibly from Belarus in Eastern Europe

    Dental
    Status: Dental information / charting is available and will be entered later

    DNA
    Status: Sample submitted - Tests complete
     
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  4. Akoya

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  5. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/174ufma.html

    174UFMA - Unidentified Female
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    Reconstructions of the victim (Carl Koppelman and David Wood); victim's ring.

    Date of Discovery: Octgober 30, 1996
    Location of Discovery: New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts
    Estimated Date of Death: 2 days prior
    State of Remains: Recognizable face
    Cause of Death: Homicide. She was hit in the face and shot a dozen times.

    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: 30-45 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5'1" to 5'2"
    Weight: 127 lbs.
    Hair Color: Shoulder-length hair, dyed strawberry blonde within a month of her killing. Her natural color was light brown.
    Eye Color: Brown or hazel
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Though her ears were pierced, she wore no earrings. Her toenails were painted but her fingernails were not. Her hands were not callused. She didn't shave her legs or her underarms. She was well groomed. She was petite and looked European.

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Available. She'd had some dental work done, fillings and root canals, most judged by a forensics expert to be too poor in quality to have been done in the United States. But one root canal, less than five years old, was done in US.
    Fingerprints: Available.
    DNA: Available.

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: A mustard-color long-sleeve turtleneck, size medium, made by Licorice, under a white pullover sweater. The sweater had multicolored rectangular designs. It was a size medium, brand name Oakbrook, probably bought mail-order a decade ago. Blue Levi's 521 jeans and black ankle High Lites high tie boots with chunky-style heels. Pantyhose, underwear and cotton socks.
    Jewelry: A gold ring with an emerald colored stone, with no inscription on her left ring finger. Experts say it comes from Belarus, part of the old Soviet Union.
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Discovery
    The victim was found floating off of Popes Island Marina in New Bedford.

    Her body was found wrapped in two green garbage bags and a white and teal wool blanket, the kind common to fishing boats. She was found by a maintenance worker at the Popes Island Marina.

    She was found at the marina within 24 hours of being dumped in the water and within 48 hours of being killed.

    Investigators believe the body might have been dumped in the water elsewhere, and that the current eventually pushed it to the dock.

    Copies of the woman's fingerprints was sent to the FBI and Interpol.

    She probably never had children. And there is no evidence of drug use. There was no sign of sexual assault.

    Investigators think things like the Belarusian ring, the unshaved legs, the poor dental work point to an immigrant from eastern Europe. The fact that checks of visas and immigration records of fingerprints and photos have turned up empty could mean an illegal immigrant.

    She is known as "Popes Island Jane Doe."

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
    Agency Contact Person: N/A
    Agency Phone Number: 617-267-6767 ext 187
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: 1996-3152

    Agency Name: New Bedford Police
    Agency Contact Person: N/A
    Agency Phone Number: 508-991-6320
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: 96-20704

    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NamUs Case Number: 7253

    Information Source(s)
    NamUs
    Massachusetts State Police
    South Coast Today

    Admin Notes
    Added: 7/22/00; Last Updated: 11/9/16
     
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    http://unidentified.wikia.com/wiki/Popes_Island_Jane_Doe

    Popes Island Jane Doe

    Popes Island Jane Doe was a woman found murdered in Massachusetts in 1996. She had been shot 12 times. She may have been an illegal immigrant from Belarus, not only because of her general appearance but she also wore a gold ring with an emerald stone that comes from the former Soviet republic.

    Characteristics
    • She had naturally light brown hair, which was dyed strawberry blond.
    • She had had brown, hazel or green eyes.
    Clothing
    • She wore a yellow shirt
    • a white pullover with rectangular shapes
    • high heeled boots.


    Popes Island Jane Doe

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    Sex Female
    Race White
    Location New Bedford, Massachusetts
    Found October 30, 1996
    Unidentified for 20 years
    Postmortem interval 24 hours
    Body condition Recognizable face
    Age approximation 30 - 45
    Height approximation 5'2
    Weight approximation 127 pounds
    Cause of death Gunshot (homicide)
     
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  9. Akoya

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    The victim was found floating off of Popes Island Marina in New Bedford.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...ms_in_the_United_States#Popes_Island_Jane_Doe

    Popes Island Jane Doe

    In New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, the body of a woman between thirty and forty-five years old was recovered from the Popes Island marina on October 30, 1996. The victim was placed in two garbage bags and then wrapped in a white and teal-colored blanket. She suffered a blow to the head and was shot twelve times. By examining the condition of her body, she had been deceased for less than two days and was in the water for less than a day. She was five feet two inches tall and around 127 pounds, with naturally light brown hair (which was dyed strawberry blond) and had brown eyes. She wore a yellow shirt, a white pullover with rectangular shapes and high heeled boots. She wore a gold ring with an emerald stone that experts say comes from Belarus, a part of the old Soviet Union. She had dental work that is believed to have been performed outside of the country. However, one root canal had been done inside of the United States. The woman did not shave under her arms or shave her legs, also indicating she was European. Because of the lack of identification and fingerprint matches, she may have come to America illegally.[159][160]
     
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    From the November 4th, 1996 edition of The Boston Globe (page 32)
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